Tottenham’s Harry Kane drops Manchester City hint while ruling out transfer option
Harry Kane has hinted that a move to Manchester City would be appealing to him as he is eager to play alongside Kevin De Bruyne, but ruled out taking on a new challenge outside England if he were to leave Tottenham.
The 27-year-old leader is expected push for a transfer away from North London this summer, with one of the most prolific strikers in world football eager to start chasing the medals his unmistakable ability deserves.
Various landing points have been hinted at, but Premier League rivals seem most likely to raid Spurs because City, Manchester United and Chelsea lead the race for a sought-after signing.
What was said?
Kane suggested the Etihad Stadium might be his favorite destination, telling Gary Neville on the YouTube channel “On The Overlap” when asked to choose his dream teammate: “Oh, De Bruyne, for sure.
“When I watch De Bruyne play he’s a special and special player and some of the balls I see him play for City are just a striker’s dream if I’m honest but yes he’s an exceptional player .
“You saw him, he’s an exceptional player with the ball, off the ball, pressing, but his delivery is as good as I’ve ever seen her to be honest.”
England the only option
Kane naturally sparked discussion of interest across Europe, with heavy-spending teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid reportedly on a long list of contenders.
A man with 165 Premier League goals to his name, however, has made it clear that he intends to stay close to home and Hunt Alan Shearer’s all-time mark of 260 efforts in England’s top flight.
Kane added on his future ambition: “I guess injuries would be the most important thing [in stopping me getting the record]obviously i had injuries, ankle injuries and i didn’t have anything that kept me from going out for months and months, touch wood, but i guess for me i think that the injuries would be what would stop me the most.
“Of course, there is always the possibility of moving abroad someday, but I don’t think I’m really interested in that in the near future.
“Injuries, I guess in my mind are the only things, but I feel like I have a good seven or eight years at the top when you watch the Messis, Ronaldos … your Ibrahimovics, all of them. improve as they reach their goal early 1930s.
“I’m still 27 so I still have a long way to go, hopefully so, yes it’s definitely there, I’m still obviously pretty far away, but I like to systematically think that I have scored over 20. My injury-free seasons in the Premier League, so if I can do that for the next four or five years, it will be there.
“I would be lying if I said I didn’t [want the Premier League record], I think if I get to the end and haven’t broken that record and Wayne Rooney’s record in England, I’d probably be a little disappointed with myself, to be honest, but it’s definitely there if I keep doing what I have been doing, I guess that will be just a great sign of consistency for many years.
“I mean Shearer’s record is amazing when you think about it, 260 goals. I guess it’s just that little bit of motivation just to push me and hopefully take it further.”